Politics & International Relations: Ancient & Medieval Political Theory

  • Postcolonising the Medieval Image book cover

    Postcolonising the Medieval Image

    1st Edition

    Edited by Eva Frojmovic, Catherine E. Karkov

    Postcolonial theories have transformed literary, historical and cultural studies over the past three decades. Yet the study of medieval art and visualities has, in general, remained Eurocentric in its canon and conservative in its approaches. 'Postcolonising', as the eleven essays in this volume…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge

  • Medieval Foundations of International Relations book cover

    Medieval Foundations of International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by William Bain

    The purpose of this volume is to explore the medieval inheritance of modern international relations. Recent years have seen a flourishing of work on the history of international political thought, but the bulk of this has focused on the early modern and modern periods, leaving…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge

  • On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics: A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower book cover

    On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics

    A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower, 1st Edition

    By Mika Ojakangas

    This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas’s argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the name of the security and happiness of the state and its inhabitants is as old as…

    Hardback – 2016-05-10
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • The Politics of Rationality: Reason through Occidental History book cover

    The Politics of Rationality

    Reason through Occidental History, 1st Edition

    By Charles Webel

    What are reason and rationality? How significant are recent postmodernist and neuroscientific challenges to these longheld notions? Should we abandon a belief in reason and an adherence to rationality? Or can reason and rationality be reformulated and reframed? And what does politics have to do…

    Hardback – 2013-12-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Untangling Heroism: Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero book cover

    Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero, 1st Edition

    By Ari Kohen

    The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act…

    Hardback – 2013-10-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Pliny's Defense of Empire book cover

    Pliny's Defense of Empire

    1st Edition

    By Thomas R. Laehn

    Despite perennial interest in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, the world’s first encyclopedia, as a record of the prodigious, the quotidian, and the useful in Rome in the first century AD, for centuries Pliny has been derided as little more than an inept compiler of facts and marvels…

    Hardback – 2013-03-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy: Cities and Transcendence book cover

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy

    Cities and Transcendence, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan N. Badger

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy is an inquiry into a fundamental political problem made visible through the tragic poetry of Sophocles. In part I Badger offers a detailed exegesis of three plays: Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. These plays share a common theme, illuminating a persistent…

    Hardback – 2012-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

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